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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What artist, born in the 1360s, is considered to be the greatest medieval Russian painter of Orthodox icons and frescoes?
(a) Andrey Rublev.
(b) Effendi Kapiyev.
(c) Kenji Mizoguchi.
(d) Alexander Blok.

2. Who wrote: "Keep awake, keep awake, artist, / Do not give in to sleep . . . / You are eternity's hostage / And prisoner of time"?
(a) Marx.
(b) Tolstoy.
(c) Pasternak.
(d) Pushkin.

3. What is the title of Chapter V?
(a) Ivan's Childhood.
(b) The Sacrifice.
(c) After Nostalgia.
(d) The Film Image.

4. When was the film, Mirror, released?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1988.
(c) 1975.
(d) 1969.

5. Of whom does Tarkovsky write, "wasn't trying to convey his own experience to anyone, he wanted to put across ideas, purely and simply"?
(a) Heerkomer.
(b) Rembrandt.
(c) Picasso.
(d) Eisenstein.

Short Answer Questions

1. What German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist does Tarkovsky discuss alongside Leonardo da Vinci in Chapter V?

2. Where was the film, Nostalgia, shot?

3. Who is quoted as having said, "'Life is more fantastic than any fiction" in Chapter V?

4. In Russian, 'Forgive me', is spoken how?

5. What is the setting of, Tales of Sevastopol?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Tarkovsky define "commercializing" as in Chapter VII? What is the filmmaker's duty in this regard?

2. What painting of Leonardo Da Vinci's does Tarkovsky discuss in Chapter V? What remarks does he make on the painting?

3. What does Tarkovsky mean by "immediate" art forms in Chapter VII?

4. How does Tarkovsky describe the difference between painting and cinema in Chapter VII?

5. How is success measured, according to Tarkovsky?

6. Due to the state that cinema is in, what struggles does the artist face as filmmaker? What does Tarkovsky suggest he focus on?

7. When was, The Sacrifice, conceived of? What drew Tarkovsky to this story?

8. What does Tarkovsky write of "heroes" in Chapter VIII?

9. Tarkovsky describes the filmmaker's responsibility to share his story in Chapter VII. What does he say?

10. What is Tarkovsky's response to "how can the artist even begin to make films to please others"?

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